The Garage Sale
Sensei is looking around at his apartment and realizing that if I intend to move to Japan this winter (which Mrs. Sensei is anxiously awaiting), that I'm going to have to get rid of a lot of this stuff. Japanese apartments are not the storage extravaganzas that American apartments can be. Books, DVDs, toys and tons of other things have to be waved a tearful farewell.
Do you want some of it?
If you do, then Sensei has a deal for you! In an effort to get rid of many Japanese-related things that will not fit into the new confined space (such as untranslated manga and Japanese toys that I've picked up over the years), I'm including them as extras for the dojo readers when you buy sensei's non-Japanese-related stuff. Since the sites I'm using (Amazon, mostly) only gives a small shipping allowance that doesn't leave room for adding an extra pound to single DVD shipments, I can't add books or toys to most videos you buy. Instead, I'll add a signed personalized card from Sensei, so you get at least something extra. But on books, DVD boxed sets, toys, etc., I can afford to send along a goodie.
I'll be working through Amazon's Marketplace and E-Bay, depending on what seems most appropriate for the item. So you will need a credit card for the Amazon items, and you'll need a Paypal account for the E-Bay stuff. Also, these are big, public sites, so the items will be available to anyone who uses those services, but the extras are only available to dojo visitors. Once you've bought one of my items, use Contact Sensei to let me know that you've bought it. (There are a couple of details -- and you'll find them written on the item pages -- that you need to include in your Contact Sensei e-mail. This isn't generated from legal advice. I just don't want anybody to get something they or their parents -- if they the buyer is a minor -- aren't prepared for.)
Go to Sensei's Garage Sale to see what I have on sale at the moment. Stuff will be constantly sold or added to the list. Four DVDs have already been sold, so my photos and web pages for those items were wasted. (Waaaah!) But that's what I get for listing things I want to sell.
Some will not be the lowest price available for the item, but they're the lowest price I can afford to sell it for (and still get you your goodie). If you buy from somebody else -- no goodie. It's only for buying my stuff. On E-Bay, make sure you're buying from Santogill. On Amazon, make sure it's from Dojosensei.
So take some of Sensei's stuff off his hands and help out a little bit with the move. (Don't worry, Sensei will be blogging in Japan too.) Maido!